How did the labour market cope with the coronavirus pandemic? The Hungarian Labour Market 2020 was published.


While the main labour market indicators recovered quickly after the coronavirus pandemic, a number of longer-term effects remained. This is one of the main conclusions of the new Hungarian Labour Market-the COVID-19 Pandemic, with the contributions of several BI researchers. 

The unprecedent corona virus crisis severly hit the labour markets, with a particularly strong impact on some vulnerable groups, such as mothers with small children and young people. Altough the main indicators approached pre-crisis levels by spring 2021, the crisis led to profound and lasting transformations in many areas. Examples include the increased role of teleworking, sectoral restructuring and the impact on education and health care.